Length: 166 mins.
Drawing from ideas in his writings,
Kess talks about centering prayer and world transformation. This
involves the creation and transformation of our separate individual
worlds as we grow from the consciousness of the human condition and
our false self into that of our true Self or life in Christ. We tend
to see the world through the eyes of our desires and issues, our
assumptions and conditioning. As the unconscious roots of these
perspectives are changed by the divine action working in us, the
individual world of our conscious experience in daily life also
World transformation in this context also involves
the evolution of a non-dual, unified planetary consciousness, such as
that suggested by the French Jesuit priest, theologian and scientist,
Pierre Tielhard de Chardin. Kess discusses our spiritual journey
and how Centering Prayer facilitates this.
Kess' remarks were recorded during a conference on
March 7, 2015 at St Joseph Catholic Church, Richardson, Texas.
Kess Frey, born in 1945, grew up in Eagle Rock, California (North Los
Angeles). He graduated in
Psychology at the University of
California, Irvine, and has studied Eastern and Western philosophy,
psychology, and religion since 1965. He met Thomas Keating in
1989 and has been involved ever since with Centering Prayer.
Kess lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where he offers introductory
Centering Prayer workshops, facilitates prayer groups and retreats,
and is active in prison ministry.
Kess has written several recent books including:
Human Ground, Spiritual Ground: Paradise Lost and Found: A
Reflection on Centering Prayer's Conceptual Background, (September,
Centering Prayer and Rebirth in Christ on the Tree of Life: The
Process of Inner Transformation, (June, 2013).
The One Who Loves Us: Centering Prayer and Evolving
Consciousness, (July, 2014).